Buzz

Scenes from an infestation

The following scenes are excerpted from Buzz, a full-length play. The action takes place in a loft apartment over the course of two days. All characters appear in their underwear, which is utilitarian in style, nothing fancy.

The following scenes are excerpted from Buzz, a full-length play. The action takes place in a loft apartment over the course of two days. All characters appear in their underwear, which is utilitarian in style, nothing fancy.

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Issue 13 Machine Politics

One started a chant about love transcending all. We repeated it, trailing off with groans when the meaning sank in.

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Issue 13 Machine Politics

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Issue 13 Machine Politics
Issue 13 Machine Politics

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